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Feng Shui Advice for the Oval Office: President Obama, Move Your Desk!

News Release
Topics: Wealth, Power, Desk, Oval Office
December 9, 2008
Contact: Carol M. Olmstead

Santa Fe, NM--In its traditional position in front of a window, the placement of the President’s desk in the Oval Office signifies “weak support,” says Feng Shui expert Carol M. Olmstead, because there is nothing solid behind the desk to back him up.

“My best Feng Shui advice to President Obama is to relocate the desk with his back to a wall for support,” says Olmstead. Through her consulting practice and website, Olmstead provides guidance on the practical uses of Feng Shui.

“Think about what previous presidents have dealt with in terms of lack of support from Congress or weak international partnerships and you’ll get the idea,” she says.

Feng Shui is the art and science of placing furniture, objects, and color in your indoor environment to improve your life.

If President Obama does move his desk, Olmstead suggests he should also avoid placing it in a direct line with the main entrance, which would expose him to too much harsh energy of the world’s problems symbolically “coming in his door.”

Olmstead acknowledges that tradition will most likely win out and the desk will remain in its historic location when President Obama takes office, so she offers him a few Feng Shui recommendations to minimize any negative effects:

Olmstead believes that one positive aspect of White House Feng Shui is that the Oval Office is located in what is considered the “power and wealth” area of the West Wing. However, there are more Feng Shui changes she would like to make in the Oval Office, including dealing with the four doors that let in too much energy.

“The best way for President Obama to start his administration from a position of strength is to pay close attention to what objects and art he chooses for his office and where he places them according to Feng Shui principles,” she says.

You can read Carol Olmstead’s analysis of the Feng Shui aspects of our Nation’s Capital in the article “The Chi of DC” in the Media Room of her website

Carol M. Olmstead is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner specializing in practical, real-world applications of Feng Shui for today’s homes, offices, and businesses. Known as The Feng Shui Maven, Olmstead has taught thousands of people the simple secrets of using Feng Shui to improve their lives. Her new book, the "Feng Shui Quick Guide For Home and Office: Secrets For Attracting Wealth, Harmony, and Love," includes a monthly guide to clutter clearing and a day-by-day calendar of 366 fast-fix Feng Shui tips.

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